Photos by Jed Rapoport
Perfect weather marked the 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, which featured an impressive array of cars in one of the most bucolic settings for vintage motordom.
Featured classes included Classic-era Chryslers, open-wheel race cars, Powered by Ford, and HRD Vincent, Brough Superior and under 250 cc motorcycles pre-1974. A special class of pedal cars was a big crowd favorite.
The show field is not large, about 100 cars, but the vast majority are of the highest quality and or historic interest.
Picking the best of show is always a challenge but Judge Joseph Cassini’s 1933 Chrysler Imperial Phaeton with custom body by LeBaron took top honors in the passenger car category while Oscar Davis’ 1954 Maserati A6G-2000 Spyder Zagato ran away with the best sporting marque.
The stunningly beautiful setting of the show on the grounds of the somewhat anachronistic hunting club is enhanced by the show add-ons, such as the demonstration running of the hunting hounds around the show field, the parade of horse drawn carriages that arrives in the middle of the day, and the enthusiast paddock area where local motorheads of all types display their pride and joy.
If you are going to be in the Philadelphia area in September, put the Radnor Hunt Concours on your to-do list.